Views for 2009-06-16

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Margaret Flowers, Carol Paris
The AMA Does Not Represent Us
As the American Medical Association begins its annual convention in Chicago, we want to take this opportunity to make it clear to the American public, to the media, and to the president and members...
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Tom Andrews
Congress Should Vote No On War Funding Bill
Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on yet another supplemental funding bill , this time providing nearly $80 billion to continue waging the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (the...
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Robert Fisk
Iran's Day of Destiny
It was Iran's day of destiny and day of courage. A million of its people marched from Engelob Square to Azadi Square - from the Square of Revolution to the Square of Freedom - beneath the eyes of...
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Marie Cocco
Guns and the Link We Won't Admit
There are without a doubt links among the extremists who have murdered three Pittsburgh police officers, gunned down a doctor who performed abortions in Wichita, killed a new Army recruit and wounded...
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Andy Worthington
Obama is Confused over Terror Trials
Since sweeping into office pledging to undo all the malign results of the Bush administration's brutal and ill-conceived "war on terror," Barack Obama has struggled to make as decisive a point as he...
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Jane Hamsher, Robert Greenwald
A Movement to Make Obama Bring an End to War
In 2007, 82 Democratic members of Congress signed a pledge. They would never again vote to fund the war in Iraq without plans for troop withdrawal. Republican critics accused them of demagoguing the...
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Sabin Willett
Freedom on a Small Island with a Big Heart
One afternoon last week, four men from central Asia walked into a shop in Bermuda to buy pants. Refugees from Chinese communism, these Uighur men were swept up by US forces in 2001. They were sent to...
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Nicholas Skala
'Public Option' Pales Next to Single Payer
The following remarks were delivered to a closed-door meeting the Congressional Progressive Caucus on June 4, 2009: Today the Congressional Progressive Caucus faces a choice. That choice is whether...
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Dave Lindorff
Blowing Our Chance for Real Health Care Reform
If you want to fix the disaster that is called the American healthcare system, the first thing to do is to clearly point out what its major failings are, and there are two of these. The first is cost...
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Olga Bonfiglio
Urban Agriculture as a Career Path
DETROIT — “I want to be an urban farmer,” said Tom Howe, 19, a freshman at Wayne State University. “I want to start a community garden in some kind of ecovillage with farmers and chefs.” This may...
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Glenn Greenwald
What Would Have Happened if the "Bomb Iran" Contingent had its Way?
I'm going to leave the debate about whether Iran's election was "stolen" and the domestic implications within Iran to people who actually know what they're talking about (which is a very small subset...
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Laila El-Haddad
No Peace from Netanyahu
"Eight nos, but nothing new." This is the reaction I hear over and over again from Palestinian refugees here in Lebanon's Wavel Refugee Camp , where four generations wait to return to the homeland...
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Peter Hart
Treating Civilian Deaths as a ‘Sore Point’
The White House decision to send additional ground troops to Afghanistan (see Extra!, 4/09 ) is only part of the escalation of the war in Central Asia. The increased use of airstrikes and drone-fired...
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